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Abscess: Symptoms and Treatment

Do you remember the skin allergy i got from a jelly fish when i had my vacation last time?
Well this time, its not an allergy!
yay! as of this writing i am still having this f*ck|ng skin disease, abscess
commonly known here in Cebu as “matag tiki”.. I am partially healed
but i still feel the pain it gives! damn!

so, here it goes, i went to our company doctor to consult this disease last Monday morning,
she give me prescriptions, 2 capsule (one is for antibiotic and another for pain reliever), and an antibacterial ointment cost 276 PHP. yay!

my thigh was infected, huihuhuuh

actually, it started when i felt that one strand of hair in my thigh was removed, it irritated and i intentionally scratched it with my fingers until it get infected and walla! it became abscess! damn!
It swelled and you would barely saw the redness around the infected area.

this is my medicine kit, yay!

If fortunately, you will encounter the said disease, just follow below, this is what the doctor advise me to do for the past 2 days which i have filed a Leave of Absent..
1. Take the Antibiotic capsule thrice a day (this will depend to what your doctor prescribed you to do)
2. Together with the antibiotic capsule, you may take with the mafenamic acid, this will serve as pain reliever.

Clindal 300 g (antibacterial capsule) and Mefenamic Acid

3. Every four hours, apply warm compression
4. Apply antibacterial ointment twice a day (in my case, i applied it early in the morning and one before i sleep)

and my antibacterial cream!

and thanks GOD, as of now, i am partially healed, i will see the doctor tomorrow for farther treatment of just a follow-up consultation. yay!


October 22, 2008 - Posted by | happenings, personal, skin allergy |


  1. get well soon…. 🙂

    Comment by webslave | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. thanks bro! ya ha

    Comment by tanom | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. Greetings!

    What is the medical term for matag tiki? is it contagious?
    my friend has that but i dont know the medical term, it says it needs operation to take out the puss.

    thanks, & more power

    Comment by anabella caballero | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. thank you so much…i am suffering this damn matag tiki right painful..i can’t have a good night sleep..

    Comment by caryl | January 29, 2010 | Reply

  5. thanks for your post. i actually encountered the same problem just now and i had no idea what this is. i never had anything like this before. your post helped a lot.i might check a doctor for antibac prescription.

    Comment by summer | May 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. I had the same infection twice before and I used to treat it with almost the same medications. The first time I encountered such skin problem, it costs me around Php2,000. But when I researched trough the net and thank god we do have those The Generics Pharmacy here in Manila, I just spent around Php300. I also took a pain killer with a generic name of Tramal and antibiotics — one topical and one oral. The topical cream is Sodium Fusidate while the oral med is just any 500mg Amoxicillin. The antibiotics were to be taken (and applied) once a day for 7 days (for the cream naman I also apply twice a day pag nagsisimula pa lang ung infection) and pag hindi pa gumaling, take another 7-day treatment. I hope this will help you guys hehe….

    Comment by Laine | July 5, 2010 | Reply

  7. magbalik balik man lagi after 1 moth or more .aw basin lagi pod kay waman koy inom inom tambal,usahay ra inom ,amoxsyclyn,

    Comment by jovy | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  8. mag start siya katol hangtod matawag na dyod og matag tiki ,asa mana nagagikan oy?

    Comment by jovy | October 31, 2010 | Reply

  9. I am in search engines to find this page, nice to see you speak, very useful to me, I will come back!welcome to 我要减肥网.

    Comment by 我要减肥 | February 26, 2011 | Reply

  10. Matag tiki – Boils, english term (furuncle-medical term)

    Comment by abol | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  11. kung gamay na hubag, ang tawag ana MATAG TIKI. pero kung dako na nga hubag, ang tawag ana MATAG BUWAYA… hehehehe…

    Comment by micro | December 28, 2011 | Reply

  12. ang doctor nako nag prescribed ugco-amoxiclav (aumox) 3x/day for 10days… and 1tab cost P32.50 yun pnka cheaper dito sa generics pharmacy… so almost P1,000 ang magagasto ko… huhu… sakit kaau gud unsaon taman ni…

    Comment by keyks | April 12, 2012 | Reply

  13. ilang days lng nawala ung matag-tiki mo?

    Comment by jescel | April 17, 2012 | Reply

    gastos nasab…

    Comment by hanna johnstone | July 15, 2012 | Reply

  15. ang tambal sa matag-tiki is ’’ALUGBATI‘’ day ra wala na ang matag-tiki.

    Comment by marie | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  16. I’ve been a veteran in this since i was a child, after taking all those medicine it will eventually become soft then do a small operation on it (my mother always do the operation for me). take a bottle then put the hole of the bottle into the eye of the wound and let somebody push it towards you very fast. If “the white color that looks like the eye of a lizard will show” do it all over again until you pop it out, freaking painful it make a body builder cry. After that small operation clean the wound using alcohol and removed the antibiotic capsule then directly pour the content of the antibiotic directly into the hole of the wound then put plaster. NOTE: after the operation you will get feverish so take a fever medicine. This is base on my experience and not prescribe by any doctors. If you have money then consult your doctor and let them advice you maybe pay for an operation or buy high price medicine to extract the “Eye of a lizard” or known as “matag tiki”. This technique was advice by the old people.

    Comment by akokini | October 6, 2012 | Reply

  17. huhu…mkatakod b nah? buong pamilya nmo nagka matag tiki…sugod sako mama, then amo bunso, apil ako papa, ate, kuya pati ako..!!

    Comment by Anaziza | October 7, 2012 | Reply

  18. I have that so called matag tiki right now, i tried natural treatment. Unripe banana, yung kardaba, scrape the inside part, yong may itim itim na maliliit na buto, medyo sticky yong part na yon, and malamig lamig, i scraped that portion and then applied it on top of the matag tiki, after one hour, i observed that the swelling subsided, at lumabas yong pus dun sa mata ng infection, and i was relieved. Not yet totally healed but i didnt take any med, try nyo rin, it works… Do it again and again until maubos yong pus…

    Comment by butterscotch | November 1, 2012 | Reply

  19. It’s easy!

    Comment by butterscotch | November 1, 2012 | Reply

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